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Clean sail and put away for winter

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Created by normster 1 month ago, 21 Apr 2019
normster
NSW, 161 posts
21 Apr 2019 6:34PM
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What's best to give sails once a year clean and to get rid of mild rust marks on clews etc

Gestalt
QLD, 12062 posts
21 Apr 2019 7:38PM
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there is a product called aerospace protectorant 303. works great on sails and makes them look new plus provides some uv protection.

it's important to make sure your sails are fully dry before putting them away. storage damage tends to happen to zips and straps. i'd clean zips on your sail and bags very well before storage.

if your in nsw why stop sailing?

Stuthepirate
SA, 3475 posts
21 Apr 2019 7:08PM
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Put away for winter? What?

stroppo
WA, 470 posts
21 Apr 2019 7:42PM
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Don't be a summer sailor all year round is the only way!

Paducah
344 posts
21 Apr 2019 11:05PM
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Where I live, the season starts when it gets cool. Once it gets hot, the wind is dead for two months.

Yeah, rinse/lubricate the zippers especially... I've had sails in storage for years (the small sizes that only see action on rare days) and the only problem tends to be zippers seized or corroded.

normster
NSW, 161 posts
22 Apr 2019 5:18PM
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Putting some stuff away - use others - I guess a once a year clean

gmitton
SA, 1246 posts
22 Apr 2019 5:10PM
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Put away the bigger gear and get out the smaller stuff. Yea!



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